My Day at The Masters – A Tour of the Finest Public Bathrooms in Augusta, GA

You have to enter a lottery to even get a chance to buy tickets to the Masters. My Dad has entered every year for the last twenty years and never hit. Until this year, when a woman wearing a sundress and white gloves, cradling a manicured toy poodle in one arm, reached into an upturned homburg hat and pulled out More …

Cam Newton Shows That We Are All Bad Parents

(Note: For those who don’t follow college sports and don’t understand the Alabama/Auburn dynamic, the following contains criticism of a former Auburn player, Cam Newton, by an Alabama fan, me. This being the case, Auburn fans will react to my comments the same way a new mother would react to a stranger saying her baby looks like the underside of a roadkill opossum. There’s More …

Bad Decisions and the Super Bowl

Is it true that a decision is only a “good” decision if it leads to the results you want? If your decision doesn’t pay off, then no matter what your reasoning is, is it a “bad” decision? I was surprised to see how quickly the whole world decided that the Seahawks’ decision to pass the ball on the goal line at the More …

Here’s the Thing about Adrian Peterson

We live in an era of wild overreaction. In fact, “overreaction” is too mild a term for it. Our culture churns out hysteria like Old Faithful churns out water — voluminously and with tourist-attraction regularity. Just because people are freaking out about a thing doesn’t mean it’s a significant thing; it just means we’ve got a whole bunch of freak-out and we More …

A Sentence That Shouldn’t Make Sense

Get a load of this story from the Dr. Saturday college football blog: Arkansas State removes cross decals from helmets after complaint: Arkansas State has removed decals of crosses from the back of its football helmets after a complaint. … The sticker was honoring DL Markel Owens and equipment manager Barry Weyer Jr. Owens and stepfather Johnny Shivers were shot in More …

Welcome to the Subculture

Well, that happened fast: In America, Bible-believing Christians are now a fringe subculture. This is from Andrew Johnson in The Corner: On Tuesday, Pardon the Interruption’s Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon were discussing former NFL coach Tony Dungy’s recent comments that media attention would have pushed him away from drafting Sam. Kornheiser said he was optimistic that NFL players would More …

One Quick Thought About LeBron James

Since everybody else is talking about LeBron James right now, I wanted to throw in one observation. There is one reason why “Michael Jordan vs. LeBron James” debates will always end with Jordan on top. One reason why Jordan was, is, and always will be considered greater than James. That reason is this: Jordan didn’t spend his formative years with More …

The Best Comment on the Whole Donald Sterling Thing

…comes from noted thespian and martial arts enthusiast Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: And now the poor guy’s girlfriend (undoubtedly ex-girlfriend now) is on tape cajoling him into revealing his racism. Man, what a winding road she led him down to get all of that out. She was like a sexy nanny playing “pin the fried chicken on the Sambo.” She blindfolded him More …

Unionizing Will Teach College Athletes the Law of Unintended Consequences

Economics guy Jeff Carter tells college athletes who want to unionize, “Be careful what you wish for”: Athletes see dollar signs in their eyes.  But the reality will be much different.  Once the dollars are spread across an entire athletic program, they will be far less than what they think.  Why should a football player make more than a women’s More …

What to Do Now That Your NCAA Tournament Bracket is Completely Ruined

So, we’re through the first weekend of a three-week-long basketball tournament, and all my bracket is good for now is reminding me that I still don’t know how to pronounce “Creighton.” (But after they yakked up their game against Baylor, I guess I don’t have to. Yes, I had them in the Final Four.) The way I look at it, More …

Gene Simmons Thinks Tim Tebow is Cool

America’s greatest fire-breathing bass player speaks out in support of Tim Tebow: “He’s got a religious passion, as well he should, we’re in America,” the KISS frontman told Radio.com earlier this week. ”He’s proud to be a Christian, what’s wrong with that? And yet, with sports media and pop culture media, they make fun of his religion. Really? In America? More …

Hail to the Redskins

The NFL as we know it is doomed. From Andrew Johnson at the Corner: National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell is willing to listen to objections to the Washington Redskins name, he says, though the decision to change its name isn’t ultimately his.  “If one person is offended, we have to listen,” Goodell said on a D.C.-area radio station on More …

He is Dead to Them

If you’re looking tips on how the Aaron Hernandez case is going to go, I imagine that this is pretty much the worst possible sign for him: The New England Patriots are offering anyone with an Aaron Hernandez jersey the opportunity to exchange it for a free jersey of comparable value, the team announced.  The exchange will be offered only More …

Maurice Cheeks to Coach the Pistons

You may think that we don’t pay much attention to NBA coaching moves around here, and you would be right. However, I always make a point of following the career of Mo Cheeks, who just got hired to coach the Detroit Pistons, because he’s the kind of guy who should always have a job in the NBA. Because: class.

Dick Trickle

I haven’t thought about Dick Trickle in a long time. Not since Dan Patrick and Keith Olbermann used to anchor SportsCenter, and when they read highlights for a NASCAR race, they’d always mention Dick Trickle, no matter where he finished, just so they could say “Dick Trickle.” Earlier this month, 71-year-old Dick Trickle killed himself in North Carolina. And now, More …

Get Ready for Chris Broussard Appreciation Day

If you’re looking for brave public stands in the sports world, forget Jason Collins and look to Chris Broussard, who took the radical, heroic, borderline-insane step of plainly stating the Biblical position on human sexuality: So, naturally, Chris Broussard must be destroyed. Online reaction to his statement was swift and vehement, with some going so far as to say that More …

The Pointless Media Hand-Wringing Over Manti Te’o

Tim Layden makes his contribution to the orgy of media navel-gazing in the wake of the tragic death of Manti Te’o’s pretend girlfriend: Prominent amid the animus directed at media in the wake of the Te’o story is that sportswriters are too willing accept the details provided to them in their pursuit of what mid-20th century New York City sports More …

Tale of the Tape: A.J. McCarron’s Girlfriend vs. Manti Te’o’s Girlfriend

They’ve both been in the news a lot lately, so let’s do a compare/contrast between the two college football sweethearts: A.J. McCarron’s girlfriend, Katherine Webb Manti Te’o’s girlfriend, Lennay Kekua Physical attractiveness on a scale of 1 to 10 Eleventeen (using Musburger notation) [null set] Achieved fame when… Alabama scored third unanswered touchdown and announcers really needed something to talk More …

They Are the Brute Squad

The hosts of ESPN’s NFL Kickoff cram their show full of Princess Bride quotes. For what reason I do not know, but I think every time they say one, what they’re really saying is, “I love you.” (Courtesy of Joe Carter)

Stooping Leaux

From Dr. Saturday comes this story of LSU airbrushing crosses out of a picture of students at a football game. Pause, and now read that again. Yes, that’s right–airbrushing out crosses. Here’s the original: And here’s the retouched, administration-approved version: From the story: In reproducing the photo for a campuswide email, LSU made the decision to airbrush out the crosses on More …